4,870 ft
Distance
103 ft
Climb
-78 ft
Descent
00:06:26
Avg time

Hemo Gorge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Te Ara Ahi
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #33468 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a 2-way shared trail that takes cyclists and pedestrians off State Highway 5 for access to the Waipa MTB carpark - and back again. It is heavily used so please ride responsibly and expect oncoming riders and walkers at all times.

The gradient is predominantly flat, with one gentle incline to deal with. Entering the trail from town, the incline delivers you to a cleared area with several apparent trails and a couple of entry-level skinnies to ride. Turn left for a short descent (control your speed). Or turn right for a more gentle descent to meet up with the other fork beside the stream. Then it's a flat section over a bridge to get to the Waipa MTB Carpark.

Heading the other way, from the Waipa MTB carpark back towards town, after crossing the bridge you can take the right hand fork (that's the steep one described above), or take the left fork which is the slightly longer but gentler option to get to the top of the rise.

Magnificent waharoa (carvings) at each end of the trail were supplied by TE PUIA Māori Arts & Crafts Institute.

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Bike Park

More Stats for Hemo Gorge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    25 ft
  • Altitude min
    995 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,025 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
    0.505%
  • Grade max
    -16.15%
  • Grade min
    18.175%
  • Distance climb
    1,501 ft
  • Distance down
    1,195 ft
  • Distance flat
    700 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:48
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hemo Gorge Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 4, 2020 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 4, 2020
      reporter Recent weed spraying on the trail taking effect.
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Mar 30, 2020
      Those cracks in the seal haven’t got any bigger.
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 5:43pm
      Mar 27, 2020
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Mar 24, 2020
      Sprayed target species 2x honey sickles blackberry grass broom foxgloves etc a few washouts developing as well as cracks in ashphalt
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 4:10pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      Asphalt cracks seem to have stablised but about 100mm deep maybe more
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 59 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 993 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,716 rides
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      Mar 24, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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      Mar 31, 2019 @ 6:23pm
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      WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
      65 miles

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